Creativity stifled by convenience

 

In recent years, there has been an alarming lack of creativity and innovation in our society. This worrying trend can be seen in many aspects of our lives, from the way we work to the way we entertain ourselves, and it has been steadily growing for some time. 

The lack of creativity is a problem that affects us all, from individuals to large organizations. We are living in an age where ideas are quickly becoming commodities, and we are increasingly relying on formulas and formulas to generate new ideas. We are losing our ability to think outside the box and to come up with truly innovative solutions to problems. 

The lack of creativity also has an effect on our sense of self-expression and individualism. We are no longer able to express ourselves in unique and creative ways, and our ability to take risks and pursue new ideas is diminishing. We are becoming less innovative, less creative and more conformist. 

The problem of a lack of creativity is not something that can be solved overnight. It requires a concerted effort from all of us to recognize the value of creativity and to nurture our own creativity. We need to find ways to encourage and reward innovative thinking, and to recognize the importance of taking risks and pursuing new ideas. 

Bland. Boring. Dull. Repetitive. The writing above was entirely generated by artificial intelligence after telling it to generate an editorial about the lack of creativity in society. This advanced technology has made our lives increasingly easier throughout the last few decades. 

This ease has expanded to not only help with physical tasks but with tasks related to intelligence and creativity as well. An entire piece of writing can be written by artificial intelligence in a fraction of the time it takes for a person to write something of a similar length, but at what cost? 

This writing lacks humanity and creativity. There are no actual thoughts or ideas that go into these creations other than the writing of the prompt. 

This has the potential to cause huge problems. If people cease thinking about the things that they are writing, we will stop seeing new ideas and everything will become uniform. If every piece of writing is being written using the same automated suggestions, all variation in writing will be eliminated and people will no longer feel the need to think. 

If nobody is thinking, nobody is being creative. 

People will become comfortable with convenience and have no urge to do anything extraordinary. 

Already, people tend to lean toward the easier and faster option even if they know it won’t be as impressive or get them as far as taking a longer way. 

Already, many people will give up their work to anyone who is willing to do it for them. If you could have someone thinking about things and doing your work for you all the time, wouldn’t you want that? Wouldn’t it make things so much easier? 

We can already see this happening within popular media. All of the movies are remakes of favorites from decades ago and so many of the songs played on the radio have become indistinguishable from one another. There are tons of neighborhoods across the country filled with houses whose only visible difference is the people who inhabit them. 

However, critical thinking and the writing that comes out of it influences people and possesses the power to change the world. 

We still have people that want to learn. We still have people that want to change the world. We still have people that are trying. These things are endangered by just how easy everything is becoming. 

It feels like every good idea has already been done a thousand times but we still have so much potential left in us. People can’t stop tapping into the parts of them that want to change the world. 

It’s not worth it to take the easy way out. If you want to do something that hasn’t been done before, don’t be scared to just go out and do it. It shouldn’t matter if something is out of the ordinary as long as it isn’t hurting anyone. 

If people aren’t even required to think for themselves anymore, all of the things that make us unique as individuals will vanish. People will live their lives as mindless drones, not giving a single thought to the choices they make, living the same day over and over again in a perpetual loop for the rest of their lives.